Corrie legend Wendi Peters and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Things are getting a little spooky at Salisbury Playhouse this week.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow opens tonight for a five night run at the theatre (14th to 19th March 2022) - bringing the ghoulish story and the Headless Horseman to Salisbury audiences! 

Coronation Street legends Wendi Peters and Bill Ward lead an incredible ensemble in this thrilling new adaptation.

Experience Salisbury has been talking to Wendi about the show:

Wendi Peters and Bill Ward in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Tell us a bit about your character?

I play a few characters, we all do … but my main one is Mariette. She’s the widow of the village and lives on the outskirts away from everyone else. She has a bit of history, and a secret … 

Some people may have seen the film or TV series of Sleepy Hollow – how similar is it?

It’s very different, a completely new adaptation by Philip Meeks .. full of adventure, suspense and comedy. 

It is a spooky story – have there been some good audience reactions?!

The reactions are great! Lots of gasps and oohs and ahhs. We love having teenage school parties in as they are very vocal with lots of screams! 

What is it you enjoy about live theatre?

I love the instant audience reaction, and the fact that every audience is different. Also, the camaraderie within our company. 

Many people will always remember and think of you as Cilla Battersby from Corrie though, do you mind?

Absolutely not... I loved playing her. She was great fun! But I had been working in theatre for 15 years before her. I’ll always be grateful for her lifting my profile … but hope people will start to remember me for other things too.

Are you looking forward to visiting our beautiful city?

I’ve been to Salisbury playhouse a few times over the last 15 years, with Northern Broadsides in ‘The Game’, ‘Quartet’ and ‘Salad Days’. Really looking forward to being back.. it is such a beautiful city. I love walking around it during the day.

Finally, why should people come to see Sleepy Hollow?

People should come and see us for a great evening of escapism… spooks, laughs, magic illusions and great entertainment. 


You can see Wendi in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Salisbury Playhouse from 14th to 19th March 2022. The show is part of the 2 for 1 ticket offer currently being run by Wiltshire Creative, you can find more information about that here.

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